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noun Pathology, Veterinary Pathology.

physiological signs of pregnancy without conception; pseudocyesis.

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Also called pseudopregnancy.

Origin of false pregnancy

First recorded in 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for false pregnancy

false pregnancy

noun

another name for phantom pregnancy
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Medical definitions for false pregnancy

false pregnancy

n.

A usually psychosomatic condition, occurring in both males and females, in which physical symptoms of pregnancy are manifested without conception.pseudocyesis pseudopregnancy
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